HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
No longer a modest cottage, the 2,700-squarefoot
home is new but reminiscent of the house
once occupied by previous generations.
“If you walk through the house you can see the
original floor plan,” Fields says. “We kept the old
galley kitchen in the same place but opened it up,
and there’s a beam where the kitchen wall is as a
The kitchen serves as the hub of the house,
according to Roseland. “If you’re cooking in
the kitchen, you’re not sequestered or off to the
side,” he says.
His design preference is to minimize the wall
appliances. “Walls get in the way,” Roseland says.
But Fields wanted a wall oven, so the architect
created an L-shape kitchen with a peninsula and
an island, facing each other, with the oven around
“Using an oven is not something most people
do every day in Florida,” he says.
And consequently, setting it further away from
the rest of the kitchen, “doesn’t heat up the entire
central part of the home,” she says.
FIRE AND WATER FEATURES
Additional features play on the indoor/outdoor
lifestyle the home offers.
“Lundy is a water bug,” Fields says. So, they
built an enclosed outdoor shower space, accessed
through the backyard, which connects directly >>
The generational connection is on display through art work, particularly a collection by
Katharine Johnson, Kit Fields’ mother, which includes portraits of her children. Johnson
was a well-known Vero Beach artist who died in 2008.